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Basecamp

To keep the Startup Week buzz going all year, join us for a monthly Startup Week Basecamp event in Miller Plaza. With co-working space, a speaker series and fun perks throughout the day with a happy hour to end it, experience the Innovation District while networking and collaborating with many like-minded thinkers and doers. Enjoy fast, free Wi-Fi in Miller Plaza courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 

A Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

 

exercise

City Sweat

City Sweat offers a beginner-friendly community exercise series that's open to the public and free. The beginner-level classes provide the opportunity for individuals to connect through play and movement.

This program is sponsored by Lululemon Athletica. Lululemon is yoga-inspired technical apparel company committed to creating authentic relationships in Chattanooga by contributing to the health, fitness and fun of each community member. Our Ambassadors and inspired community teachers lead through passionate cultivation of their own lives and wellness. Try something new with us. Challenge yourself physically and enjoy our lively City Center in the diverse classes offered throughout the coming seasons.

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A Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

Lululemon
 

music

Noontunes

Noontunes is a weekly, mid-day music performance in Miller Plaza. This series will showcase local talent and offer a platform for artists to be seen and heard every Wednesday in May, June and July from noon-1pm. Can't make it to a performance? WUTC will air each performance at 8 pm the next day - Thursday, and EPB Fiber Optics will live-stream and provide each performance on their Video On Demand CityStream Platform.

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A Special Thanks To Our Partners

SoundCorps Chattanooga Visitors Bureau WUTC River City Sessions Jazzanooga EPB Fiber

A Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

Lamp Post Group Fidelity Trust Company
 

retail

Pop-Up Markets

Whether for a holiday like Christmas or Valentine’s Day or just to showcase some of Downtown Chattanooga’s great retailers, Miller Plaza hosts quarterly pop-up markets throughout the year. Stay tuned for details on our next Pop-Up Market.

 
 

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Upcoming Events

8Sep

City Sweat

City Sweat

13Sep

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

13Sep

Networking Happy Hour - Joy

Basecamp

13Sep

Co-working Space

Basecamp

13Sep

Talk Shop Tuesday with CoLab

Basecamp

3Oct

Startup Week Basecamp

Basecamp

5Apr

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk and Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
5Apr

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture and games will be set to help you work or take a quick break. High speed Wi-Fi is available courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
5Apr

Talk Shop Tuesday with CoLab

Basecamp

This Talk Shop Tuesday discussion will be led by Harrison Tyner, Founder/CEO of WeCounsel, a telemedicine software startup in Chattanooga. He will be discussing the topic of what to expect when raising Series A funding. The session will be followed by Q&A and lunch will be provided to all those who pre-register.

About Talk Shop Tuesdays
At every Basecamp and the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Edney Innovation Center, The Company Lab hosts Talk Shop Tuesdays for entrepreneurs, employees of startups and self-employed individuals. These events provide an opportunity to network with other self-starters in the community and gain practical knowledge in the world of entrepreneurship. Each session will feature a combination of networking activities, open discussion and speakers on topics ranging from market research to work/life balance to policy changes that affect entrepreneurs.

WeCounsel The Company Lab  
Register for Lunch Here  
5Apr

Networking Happy Hour

Basecamp

Join us after Basecamp at Community Pie for a networking happy hour.

This month is sponsored by The Enterprise Center and we'll hear about their role in the Innovation District.

Be one of the first 30 to arrive and receive a free beer. The "Mug for Pints" deal will also be going on-- get a mug for the price of a pint!

Come get to know your neighbors in the Innovation District!

The Enterprise Center  
 
14Apr

Yoga For All with Kelsey Vasileff of Southern Sqweeze

City Sweat

Kelsey guides an all levels yoga practice with an emphasis on finding your healthiest and best self for the Spring. Please bring your own mat.

 
3May

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk & Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
3May

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture and games will be set to help you work or take a quick break. High speed Wi-Fi is available courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
3May

Talk Shop Tuesday with CoLab

Basecamp

This Talk Shop Tuesday will feature David Wilson, a Marketing Strategist for UPS with over two decades of business experience. Through participants’ interaction and humor, David will help you understand the critical importance of a strategic marketing plan and guide you through the process of developing one. He will also help you develop your company’s “story”, show you how to turn your story into a strategic marketing advantage, and turn that strategy into tactics to grow your business.

Make sure to register ahead of time to get a free lunch!

David Wilson is a results-driven executive leader with 20+ years of experience within a Fortune 50 company (UPS), and currently works as an internal/external business consultant and strategist. His professional experience spans the full range of business functions – business development, marketing, new product development, operations, and director level executive administration.

Register for Lunch Here  
3May

Networking Happy Hour

Basecamp

Join us after Basecamp at Community Pie for a networking happy hour.

This month is sponsored by The Incubator.

Be one of the first 30 to arrive and receive a free beer. The "Mug for Pints" deal will also be going on-- get a mug for the price of a pint!

Come get to know your neighbors in the Innovation District!

The Incubator  
 
4May

Noontunes - Rick Rushing

Noon Tunes

Rick Rushing kicks off the inaugural Noontunes series. Rick Rushing is a Cincinnati native and kin to the legendary Jimmy Rushing of the legendary Count Basie Big Band. Rick plays acoustic and electric guitar and is the main singer and songwriter of the trio Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers. While he is primarily a blues musician, Rick is no stranger to bluegrass, reggae, rock, and other genres of music.

Click Here for a Live Stream courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics  
6May

Mother's Day Pop-Up Market

Pop-Up Markets

Show your Mom some local love for Mother's Day by shopping at our Mother's Day Pop-Up Market on Friday, May 6th from 11am-2pm. Along with music from Lon Eldridge while you shop, there will be a variety of gifts and treats to purchase for Mom. Confirmed vendors include:

Dipped Fresh - chocolate covered strawberries and other desserts
Fischer Evans Jewelers - a selection of jewelry and gifts
Tangerina’s- unique local art pieces
Shadowbox Paperie - cards and artisan paper product
Locals Only Gifts -gift sets of local products
Field and Flora - flowers
Sophie’s - assorted gifts
Southern Sqweeze - artisan foods
Good Fortune Soap and Spa - gift certificates and a sampling of products
Sewn to the Sky - assorted gifts and art
Kiss My Knits - handcrafted fiber crafts
The Mad Scientist Lotion Candles - luxurious soy wax candles and moisturizers
Rising Dawn Boutique - artisan jewelry

 
 
11May

Noontunes - Jamal Traub

Noon Tunes

Jamal Traub is a Chattanooga resident since 2012 and a favorite artist of Chattanooga Live Music, with work that has been described as, “infectiously quirky, free-spirited madness!” Performing songs framed by adversity and joy and influenced by artists like Harry Nilsson, Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band, Stevie Wonder, and Regina Spektor, Jamal hopes to keep listeners perpetually excited and engaged with the very raw and powerful essence of his music. Jamal is preparing to release his first album, “Peripheral Love,” with Chattanooga-based Red Crow Studios. His music video for “The Fall (The Snail Song)” is also soon to premier.

Listen to Jamal's Music Here  
12May

Bike Education and Critical Mass Ride

City Sweat

Lee Carmichael and friends will have tips on urban and trail riding safety. Bring your bike or rent one from Bike Chattanooga to join in a group bike ride to the river and back.

 
18May

Noontunes - Courtney Reid

Noon Tunes

Courtney Reid is known around Chattanooga and the greater southeastern US for her smooth vocals and soulful sound. Though she is originally from Memphis, Courtney has laid down some serious ties in the Chattanooga music scene over the past few years. She has been singing professionally since she was 17, and holds a degree in sociology with a minor in music performance. Her greatest musical influences are Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, and Stevie Wonder, and through their inspiration, Courtney has created a sound all her own. Courtney now sings back up for Shirley Jones, who has popular songs such as "Who Can I Run To" and "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else," and with the Nashville-based Power Players and the Higher Ground band. You can catch her around town performing at JJ’s Bohemia, the Camp House and Jazzanooga.

 
25May

Noontunes - Dalahast

Noon Tunes

Dalahäst is a Chattanooga-based musical collaboration of Elizabeth Lawrensen on vocals, synth, and trumpet and Christopher Williams on drums. Drawing influences from classical music to modern electronic, artists of influence include Stars, Metric, Bat for Lashes, Mew, Mates of State, and Sky Ferreira, Dalahäst’s sound can be described as dream pop. Dalahäst has performed at a variety of venues, including JJ’s Bohemia, Sluggo’s Vegetarian Café and Barking Legs Theatre. Their first music video, “Lost in the World,” is currently in production and will be released later in 2016.

LIsten to Dalahast's Music Here  
1Jun

Noontunes - Kofi Mawuko

Noon Tunes

Kofi Mawuko, a native of Ghana and long-time resident of Chattanooga, has been performing since age 10 as a member of the Kyirem Children’s Cultural Performing Troupe, which led to tours throughout Africa, Cuba, Europe and Russia. He began teaching in London where his works in music and dance have been publicized in television and movie productions. His musical compositions were selected for production in the first Pan-African Festival and African Emancipation Day in Accra, Ghana. After relocating to USA, Kofi widened his array of percussion talents by performing with jazz, blues, hip-hop, funk, rock and roll, techno/DJs and bluegrass artists around the Southeast. He has recorded studio tracks for and performed solo with Grammy Award-winning artists, and has opened for international known artists, such as Ladysmith Black Mbazo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Ruben Studdard and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Kofi and his wife, Rebekah, are the founders of Mawre & Co., an educational, cultural enrichment and entertainment company, and Ogya World Music Band. Their work in establishing sustainable performance arts programs in the community has garnered recurring contracts and grant awards from local and national agencies.

More about Kofi's Music and Mission  
7Jun

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk & Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
7Jun

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture and games will be set to help you work or take a quick break. High speed Wi-Fi is available courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
7Jun

Networking Happy Hour

Basecamp

Join us after Basecamp at Community Pie for a networking happy hour.

This month is sponsored by Causeway, and we'll hear about their role in the Innovation District.

Be one of the first 30 to arrive and receive a free beer. The "Mug for Pints" deal will also be going on-- get a mug for the price of a pint!

Come get to know your neighbors in the Innovation District!

Causeway  
 
8Jun

Noontunes - Amber Fults

Noon Tunes

Blessed with a voice that’s both youthful and old-soul, Amber Fults pens tunes that resonate with anyone who listens. The songs are hauntingly familiar, not because they aren’t highly original, but because she’s been there: unsure, in love, wanting something she fears might not exist...longing for that indefinable thing we all want—to be happy, cared for, and here with purpose. Fults’ earnestness and self-effacing humor plays tandem with one of Chattanooga’s most remarkable voices.

More About the Artist Here  
9Jun

TriAdventure

City Sweat

If the Ironman 70.3 sparked your interest in diversified fitness but you're not ready for the swim:bike:run of the Waterfront Tri just yet, join our adventure through downtown for an hour of sweat and fun.

City Center and downtown become our obstacle course as we run, high-five and try something new for the grit of it. As a part of our workout, lululemon ambassador Lisa Blevins will join us along the route for an intense and satisfying workout at a stop at Main Terrain Art Park.

Don't worry, we will conclude with a cool down yoga session back in Miller Plaza. Bring a friend! (and running shoes, water and a sense of adventurous humor).


 
15Jun

Noontunes - Darryl Wheeler

Noon Tunes

Darryl, formerly known LiL D, has re-emerged as an industry and a crowd favorite, boasting an incredible range of musical abilities coupled with a stellar stage performance that mesmerizes audiences everywhere he performs. These God given talents allow him the ability to perform high energy tracks, such as his dance floor favorite "shots" as expertly and effortlessly as a performance of his soulful new single, the popular love ballad "My Everything".

Darryl can perform an eclectic mix of jazz, R&B and mainstream pop that leaves no one in their seat. Darryl’s music contains all the ingredients of today’s hottest hits but has the added benefits of positive self awareness, appearance and demeanor. Darryl is truly the universal artist every member of the family can and will love and appreciate.

Darryl has been privileged to headline three national school musical tours and his concert visits were enthusiastically anticipated each year. An artist of extraordinary ability, Darryl has once been a national recording artist and has performed with such music icons as The O’Jays, Najee, Sammie, Lloyd, N-Toon, Stevie Wonder and of course the Nu Beginning.

 
22Jun

Noontunes - Danimal Pinson

Noon Tunes

Danimal Pinson, part of the duo Danimal Planet, is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer who will bring a mix of sound and beat to Noontunes.

Learn More About the Artist  
29Jun

Noontunes - Slim Pickins

Noon Tunes

Slim Pickins is a 5-piece bluegrass band that has been opening eyes and ears across the southeast. Their fast paced, lively shows are reminiscent of the diverse musical influences that the band shares.

Learn More about the Artist  
12Jul

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk & Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
12Jul

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture and games will be set to help you work or take a quick break. High speed Wi-Fi is available courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
12Jul

Talk Shop Tuesday with CoLab

Basecamp

Vincent Ivan Phipps, M.A., CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), is Author of “Speak Like a Pro!”, Owner of Communication VIP Training and Coaching, and 2016 Top 3 Finalist for Small Business of the Year. Vincent will lead a public speaking workshop for entrepreneurs and will discuss how to avoid the presentation mistakes made by small business owners, entrepreneurs, and other professionals when speaking in public.

Attendees will learn to understand the importance of a value statement, and the 9 dynamics impacting your professional presentations, and why you should promote your passion over your pitch.

Register Here for Lunch  
12Jul

Networking Happy Hour

Basecamp

Join us after Basecamp at Community Pie for a networking happy hour.

This month is sponsored The Edney Innovation Center, and we'll hear about their role in the Innovation District.

Be one of the first 30 to arrive and receive a free beer. The "Mug for Pints" deal will also be going on-- get a mug for the price of a pint!

Come get to know your neighbors in the Innovation District!

The Edney Innovation Center  
 
6Jul

Noontunes - Caleb Warren

Noon Tunes

Caleb Warren of Caleb Warren & the Perfect Gentlemen will light up Noontunes with his engaging lyrics and rhythm guitar keeping you swingin’ and swayin’ with a blend of Americana and Western Swing with a uniquely hot and fresh flavor that transcends genre.

Learn more about the Artist  
13Jul

Noontunes - Ryan Oyer

Noon Tunes

Ryan Oyer’s genuine original songwriting along with an inviting confident voice turns a gregarious crowd into captivated fans. His large, original repertoire, along with a wide musical catalog, entertains rooms small and large. Oyer is a flexible performer, whether he is enchanting a barroom acoustically or mesmerizing a large venue with his entire band. Ryan’s first full length album release “Come Together” has already become well-known for insightful love songs wrapped in Beatlesque melodies. Oyer’s second full album, “Metamorphosis” reflects more maturity, embracing a wide array of influences. In 2015, The Ryan Oyer Band won Chattanooga’s Road to Nightfall competition besting 35 bands for a headlining spot at the summer series. 2015 also brought the release of Ryan’s third full album, “Pin Up Queens & Silver Screens” along with the EP “Matinee”. These two releases brought out an emerging Brit/American rock blend sure to please any crowd. Ryan Oyer is currently working with his band on a new EP set for 2016.

Learn More about the Artist  
14Jul

Soak Up the Run

City Sweat

City Sweat : Soak Up the Run with Nathan Holland, Dreama Campbell & Fred Doss

#MorethanMiles

Learn from three of Chattanooga's experienced ultra-runners about how strength and conditioning supports longevity in your running career. Specific exercises will start us off strong for a 2.5 mi run with some unique cool down options and a local beer tasting after. With this Dream Team, there's sure to be surprises to keep you smiling. Come prepared to sweat with running shoes, hydration and a sense of humor.

Bring your i.d.! Options for under 21 and non-beer drinkers will be available too.

 
20Jul

Noontunes - Maria & Josh Sable

Noon Tunes

Maria & Josh Sable of Smooth Dialects will present a soulful palette of tone and harmonic genius with a gritty yet sultry flare.

Learn More about the Artists  
27Jul

Noontunes - The Bohannons

Noon Tunes

The Bohannons mix rock, punk and hard blues to create a unique and powerful sound known in the Chattanooga music scene and beyond.

Learn more about the Artists  
2Aug

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk & Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
2Aug

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture and games will be set to help you work or take a quick break. High speed Wi-Fi is available courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
2Aug

Talk Shop Tuesday with CoLab

Basecamp

Join us for Talk Shop Tuesday to learn about building a creative business through social media and online platforms, with Beth Kirby of Local Milk on Tuesday, August 2nd.

Beth will discuss the ways in which these platforms can be used to make sales, define a brand, and build meaningful connections with colleagues, customers, and an audience.

Beth Kirby is a photographer, stylist, cook, and the author of the blog Local Milk. Half the time she can be found shooting & editing for clients and her blog in her home studio in Chattanooga, TN, and the other half of the time she travels the world hosting creative, slow living retreats. She has a background in philosophy, writing, and art but when it comes to her current profession she's completely self taught.

RSVP Here  
2Aug

Networking Happy Hour

Basecamp

Join us after Basecamp at Community Pie for a networking happy hour.

This month is sponsored by Lamp Post Group, and we'll hear about their role in the Innovation District.

Be one of the first 30 to arrive and receive a free beer. The "Mug for Pints" deal will also be going on-- get a mug for the price of a pint!

Come get to know your neighbors in the Innovation District!

Lamp Post Group  
 
11Aug

Be the Bend

City Sweat

Southern Bend Yoga Festival Instructors Jessica Jollie and Sara Mingus will be leading a community yoga class inside the Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza to celebrate not only the community sweat but the Southern Bend Yoga Festival coming at the end of August. A group meditation at the beginning followed by a challenging yet beginner friendly practice will close with sweet Sivasana vocals with Hayley Graham.

RSVP on Facebook  
8Sep

City Sweat

City Sweat

Details for this City Sweat will be available shortly. All City Sweat classes are designed for beginners, free and open to the public.

 
13Sep

Breakfast & Coffee

Basecamp

Enjoy complimentary Milk & Honey coffee and pastries to jump start your day.

Milk and Honey Coffee Bar at Community Pie  
 
13Sep

Networking Happy Hour - Joy

Basecamp

Join us for one last Basecamp celebration before Startup Week in October as we screen the movie 'Joy' at 721 Broad Street in the alleyway between the James and Maclellan Buildings for a special edition of Networking Happy Hour.

‘Joy’ tells the true story of Joy Magano, a self-made millionaire. Come discover how she turned the invention of the Miracle Mop into her own business empire...a journey that was not without struggles. This one should resonate with our city’s entrepreneurs!

As usual, the first 30 to arrive will receive a free beer! Otherwise, our friends at Bitter Alibi will be selling beer all evening and Yelp will provide free popcorn.

Mark your calendars for the last hurrah before Startup Week 2016!

This event is made possible by Startup Week Chattanooga, LAUNCH, The Chattery, Society of Work, Yelp, Passageways, River City Company and Lamp Post Group. Thank you!

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13Sep

Co-working Space

Basecamp

Time to co-work and share ideas. Innovative furniture and games will be set to help you work or take a quick break. High speed Wi-Fi is available courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

 
13Sep

Talk Shop Tuesday with CoLab

Basecamp

Stay tuned for the topic and speaker for Talk Shop Tuesday. RSVP is required through Co.Lab to receive your free lunch. These events provide an opportunity to network with other self-starters in the community and gain practical knowledge in the world of entrepreneurship. Each session will feature a combination of networking activities, open discussion and speakers on topics ranging from market research to work/life balance to policy changes that affect entrepreneurs.

See CoLab's Events Calendar Here  
3Oct

Startup Week Basecamp

Basecamp

Startup Week Chattanooga is happening October 3-7 and celebrates Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial community through a multi-day experience featuring a number of community-led events that highlight our growing startup scene and inspire entrepreneurial thinking. Miller Plaza will be act as Basecamp for the week giving you a place to refuel and refresh. You can pick up your Startup Week swag, plug in to do a little work, socialize with other Startup Week attendees and so much more. Details of all the fun at Basecamp will be shared closer to time.

See the Startup Week Chattanooga Schedule